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. a soldier from the east bay has been killed in the line of duty, we will tell you what
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special combat force he was assigned to. and remembering a north bay teen who lovered car racing, a sport which ultimately took his life. i am absolutely against a ban on same-sex marriages. and the debate on same-sex marriages just days before weighing in on proposition 8. complete news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. we begin with breaking news on half-moon bay. they are searching as well as the coast guard looking for a missing man on the beach. the missing man was reported missing 2:45 this afternoon. they told the coast guard he was with them on the beach and turned around and he was gone.
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we have a crew checking in on this and we will bring you more as soon as it comes into the newsroom. here is more on a family of a santa rosa ray way team. it wrapped up just a short time ago and it seems as though this tragedy has touched everyone in this community. >> that's right, heather, hundreds of people are still here and theres a reception going on as you can see. this is following a loving tribute to a remarkable 14-year- old who was looking forward to high school last year. >> i am so sorry he was going to miss out on all of the fun he would have had. it is going to be hard not picking him up every day. >> relatives, classmates, and teachers shared rememberances of marcus johnson killed last week in a freak race car
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accident in which his cousin accidentally killed him. he was filled with things he loved, his racing gear, he won't championships himself and he was a stand out athlete, but always friendly, willing to help others and quick with a hug. >> middle school, you are in high school and it is okay and wave goodbye. don't worry about showing your affection to your parents, you just never know when it will be your last, i hope you think about that. >> marcus was very close to his cousin chase who was also an accomplished racer who said the steering wheel went out of function and lost control. he lost his life in the pitt also but there was no mention
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how marcus died. just a few hours of that he died and his generous spirit of how he lived. ktvu channel 2 news. developing news in the south bay, just a half hour ago an evacuation was lifted as they capped a natural gas leak. the leak was reported near south park victoria drive. the gas was turned off just before 4:00 and residents were let back in their homes and pg&e has not said what caused that leak. the bay area has lost another soldier serving in afghanistan. he died from injuries he suffered during an attack. tell us what military officials are saying about this accident, allie? >> reporter: james griffin graduated from the high school here back in 1999 but he spent the last few years serving five
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tours of duty. they said griffin was injured by small arms fire in afghanistan. military officials said griffin died of his injuries this past thursday at a u.s. military off the in jeremy. they have posthumously given him the star. he is survived by his parents wife analysis and today we reached out to some members of his extended family but they have politely declined to comment. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 morning news. investigators are still trying to learn the motive behind that murder/suicide that killed two people from the bay area. on thursday, the sergeant lopez of pacifica shot and killed sarah castro of oakly and
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another marine before turning the gun on himself. a friend of the castro was shocked by the news. >> i just miss her so much like when i found out about this, i couldn't believe it. she had been my best friend since the 6th grade. i wish it was not her. she was just an innocent girl and all she was doing was serving her country. >> the killing was the result of a love triangle and they have not released an official motive. >> the third person involved in that deadly shooting was corporal jacob woolly and woolly was also a candidate in wantco. friends say he was just a few months away from returning home. they are investigating a deadly accident on eastbound 580 in san leandro just before
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12:30 this morning. a man got out of the stopped car and ran across the freeway when the driver tried to avoid the man but he ended up hitting him and he died there at the scene. there is no word on the man's identity and we don't know what prompted him to run across the freeway. that is the sound of a high- speed chase early this morning on highway 101 and it all started 101 in san mateo. officers spotted a suspected stolen vehicle. witnesses said the chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. the suspect eventually stopped the car and started running. police arrested a man an innocent man and they identified him as page of san francisco. he faces a series of drug charges as well as a vehicle pursuit. they caught the group
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spraying graffiti on land hadn't street south of market. they found several bags and backpacks filled with spray paint and 11 people were all taken into custody and officers say they are all likely to face felony charges. many are camping out waiting in line for a seat for this week's moral arguments discussing same-sex marriages and they are hear more on the voter approved ban known as proposition 8 and justices will hear arguments about the federal defensive act which defines marriage only between a man and woman. and we will hear on more arriving on the opinion and we get more coverage from christina wells. >> reporter: centered in this debate whether marriage should
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be considered a gov. -- government issue. >> there are certain things that should not be put up for a vote and gay people and like nongay people deserve to build a life and have dreams of having a family. >> reporter: outlawing same-sex marriage or domier defines marriage as between a man and woman. he believes in traditional marriage but not the same sex marriages. the majority supports same sex marriages but some say it is more important to read the constitution. >> i am against a ban on same- sex marriages because they are simply unconstitutional.
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>> christina ktvu channel 2 news. and the berkeley couple plan on getting married this june. christian perry have been together 13 years and have raised four boys. it has been hurry up and wait. the other place of in the proposition case. >> we need you to stay right here for our continuing coverage and stevenson is on our way and he will be at the supreme court for tuesday's oral arguments. then on tuesday join us for a special report and that's happening at 6:30 on the proposition 8 case and we will gauge reaction from washington d.c. right here to the bay area. good afternoon, we are looking at mild weather and temperatures are ranging in the upper 60s to lower 70s in some cases and we do have a cooling
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trend and i expect we will continue through the workweek ahead and eventually we'll see a little bit of rain. now the models are having a little bit of a hard time agreeing when it will come but i do expecting we'll see at least a little bit to tip the bucket. 63 degrees in napa 63 in red wood city and 64 in oakland as well as an jobbing -- antioch. this is the strongest i have seen this breeze in a few days. tomorrow we will wake up with morning low clouds and the on shore breeze will continue and cooler air will be pooling in, in time for monday. this system here 655 miles off the coastline is not going to bring us any rain but it will
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bring us a ridge of high pressure through the weekend. as we get through tomorrow, this ridge shifting off to the east, the system that will move closer to the coast is not going to bring us any rain but again will kick up the sea breeze and will bring back the high clouds in the forecast and a cooler week ahead. temperatures for tomorrow afternoon are cooler than what we had today and the trend will continue as we get into tuesday and wednesday. here is the forecast model, a few clouds are hanging off the coastline and they will be hanging back as we get into tonight and tomorrow morning and we will wake up with low clouds and high country will continue for the afternoon. i will back it up and it is now continuing through the afternoon and we have a thick batch of clouds so tuesday this is a second system that will drop in. we will remain dry for tuesday, we may see a few sprinkles and notice, it is not a lot.
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it will not bring us any amounts we need but it could bring damp dreary weather. we could continue to cool off and tomorrow we'll see temperatures tomorrow cooling as well. i will have your extended forecast coming up in just a bit. postal workers are fighting to keep saturday deliveries and why they say there are other ways to cut back. also pope frances is celebrating as the pope. and they fight back after last night's win against cal.
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. pope frances celebrated his
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first day at mass. he waved to an overflowing crowd at st. peter's square. he stopped a few times and kissed some babies. an estimated 250,000 people gathered at the square for today's service. here thousands gathered to celebrate palm sunday and st. mary's church celebrated as well. according to the scripture, it marks the beginning of the holiest week in the christian calendar culminating with sunday. coming up at 5:30 why local retail expectations are not phasing business owners. >> they seem to have arrived and potential burglars will knock on the front doors to see if people are home and they will ask to see if somebody
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lives at the home. if nobody answers the burglars break in and they recommend calling 911 if they recommend acting suspicious. saturday's mail is now in doubt. ann rubin joins us with the campaign launch by some postal workers. >> they say the cuts are necessary to stay afloat but they believe there must be a better way. >> we need saturday delivery... >> reporter: today they were not delivering mail, these letter carriers were delivering messages. >> we need six day delivery... >> reporter: already the cash strapped postal services are calling for cutting back and now this... >> a lot of us are concerned and we don't know what will
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happen but we would like a solution. >> reporter: they believe in better options and the way health benefits are funned. -- funded. that is why they are here. they want us to contact congress. >> we want to make sure you let congress know to make sensible reasonable changes. >> reporter: delivering saturday delivery is reasonable saving $2 billion. the post master general addressed the topic this week. >> we want to see the mail and you can't sit back and do nothing. >> we want to make sure they are delivered and make sure they deliver their mail on saturdays. >> of course letter carriers are hoping they will not want to give it up so bay area residents are divided. >> i feel i will go through it. >> there is some debate over weather a congressional decision requires all saturday
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service or just some. the postal service already plans to continue package delivery and the spokesperson said the planning will be letter service come august. i am ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 morning news. the city of stockton goes to court and if they find they have done everything possible to pay its debts, they will become the largest to go bankrupt. they plan to say that the city has not done enough to cut spending but stockton faces another million dollar shortfall on july 1st. two men died in a sky diving accident and in zephyr hills, the men did not deploy their parachutes. the student and teacher were jumping separately and the backup parachutes did not have
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enough time to deflate. this do this every year with sky diving. they went up in flames last night while he was on the court in san jose and the third round of the ncaa tournament. michael carter williams' family was watching the game in the family home north of boston. nobody was hurt and investigators believe the fire started in a wood stove outside. later williams used twitter to update everybody and thanked everybody for prayers and said all that is important is that my family is okay. take a look at this, a couple rescued from a car on top of a roof. coming up, we will explain how it got there. >> plus, we have a winner, winning powerball ticket and where the winning ticket was
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sold, stay tuned.
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. los angeles couple had to be rescued with a ladder after they ended up on their roof. he was pulling out of his car and the car went airborne and landed on his roof. they are on a steep curvy hillside and they had to lift
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it off the roof, nobody was hurt. he was thrown from a car on busy downtown freeway. the man was thrown out of the vehicle in the fast lane yesterday evening. they don't know if he was shot inside the car or somewhere else. they are now searching forget away vehicle and they are trying to figure out if the shooting was gang related. john kerry made a surprise visit to help end the fighting in syria. they are asking them to stop flying planes to syria and right now they are only carrying humanitarian aid. he is urging leaders to overcome differences and the recent uptake in violence. >> we all want to see iraq succeed and such an enormous treasure of our people, and our
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money in this initiative is involved. >> the iraq wall killed 190,000 people and 70% of u.s. members cost 2.2 trillion dollars. they debated as last minute negotiations were underway trying to hammer out a bailout agreement. it would have is taken almost 7% from small savers and 10% from larger investors and they are trying to save so they can qualify for the rescue loan package in other countries. hundreds took to the treats and they are recalling gees'
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entry to jerusalem. one man that took part said this week is an important time to creating a world of peace and love. palm sunday marks the end on easter. >> where is out there is holding powerball worth $338 million and so far nobody is talking. there was one ticket which matched all the winning numbers and the chance of matching all the numbers is about 1,175,000,000. they can choose to be paid out over one lump some cash payment and 42 states along with the u.s. virgin islands and california will join in next month. still to come, the search for a man who opened fire on a deputy in monterey, plus... >> and we will explain why
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reason experts say it is not a luxury year for the easter bunny, next. >> this is about wanting to be safe. >> the debate over gun control hits up and congress will change its mind about background checks. thousands hit the streets for the oakland running festival. plus the new ipad app is ready for you to download plus get video of breaking news any time anywhere. m, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
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. a bicyclist was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in oakland. it happened at 2:00 p.m. and he was riding when he was hit. the victim died at the scene and officers are hoping debris will help lead them to the suspect's vehicle. the coroner has been killed on sunole. 46-year-old todd sure of haywood crossed the double yellow lines and went into a car. the driver and three other passengers had minor injuries but todd died at the scene. the crash happened at 7:50 p.m. at boston court. when officers arrived they found the man suffering from major injuries. they found the victim named
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harder of santa rosa. there is no word on his condition and the driver is cooperating with investigators. it may not have the financial clout of christmas but they are counting on easter sales to boost their bottom line. here is this year's outlook. jade? >> reporter: sales are affected when customers done buy or -- don't buy or are not buying as much. it is hard to miss the chocolates here. yesterday's business was extremely busy. >> it was up quite a bit from the year before and we were just happy to have enough bunnies and carrots an eggs for everybody. >> reporter: easter shoppers will spend about an average of $20 on candy and chocolate. the average person spending for easter will lay down $145 and
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13 cents. that is 15 cents less than last year but that does not seem to be a facing his business. >> this is not the average store so i don't go by what everybody else is doing. i concentrate on providing a unique collection. >> reporter: it starts the usual up particular in sales. we have had a lot of people stopping and asking about things. >> reporter: but they will not be able to tell if sales are up or down from last year until next easter, next holiday. a man opened fire on a deputy, it happened in
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unincorporated solar. the suspect fired his handgun missing the deputy and officers set up a perimeter but they could not find him. they did not release a description of the gunman or the suspect. there is an assault weapons ban and the nra is now turning to universal background checks. >> the whole thing is a dishonest premise. criminals are not going to be checked, they are not going to do this. the shooters in tucson, aurora, they are not going to be checked. >> reporter: 90% of americans want university background checks. >> this is about the public wanting to be safe on their streets and this is about the public having the right to buy arms and the right to protect themselves and to use them for support and for hunting and it is about the rights to keep
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guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. >> they believe they will do the right thing because the public has spoken clearly. die and finestein -- dianne finestein said the bill is not dead and she will get the bill on the floor and demanded senators be counted. you all live with those votes and when asked about it, you come up for reelection. pelosi will mark the 20th anniversary family leave act and they will celebrate guaranteed workers celebrate for time off. it is up to 12 weeks for care of a new baby or for the worker to recover from an ill necessary. it implies that they cover it and that the law should be
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toughened. thousands of diehard runners pounded the pavement at the running festival. this and wall event is gaining momentum in the running world. the first group of runners left the starting line near snow park at 7:30 this morning. >> i am not from the bay area but for me it was a great way to see all of oakland for the first time you know on the streets. >> the oakland festival had events for every skill level. including a half marathon and a fun run for the kids and it took just over two and a half hours for winners of the full marathon to cross the finish line. >> on the women's side devon set a new event record. >> it is so satisfying. i don't think there is anything
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more satisfying than the competition in june. >> more than 9,000 runners took part and the organizers say this event has been steadily growing in popularity. >> annual increases have been 50% every year and we are really pleased with those numbers. >> this is only the 4th year of the event. >> this marathon gives oakland a chance to put its best foot forward. >> i think we should to it and this is something they to best in. in oakland alex savage ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can go to a slide show on our website just check on the tab. whyfie focuses on indoor
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mapping and they can detect a smart phone user's location in a building using wi-fi signals. they have not given any details and they are among several the cupertino company has made in an effort to improve its navigation capabilities. they have applied showing a woman gagged and bound showing the kardashian sisters. somebody leaked this on the internet and they said they deeply regret this incident and the mock up ads are contrary to the decency one ford. the cost of gas is beginning to slowly drop around the country. gas prices dropped around 3
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cents per gallon to a nationwide average of 371 per gallon -- $3.71 per gallon. gas is about $4.14 per gallon and in san jose it is $4.03. as high as it may seem, prices are lower than it was the last year. >> here is the new hoping between pacifica to build in why years. it is heaving them stranded for hours but they will be stuck in traffic for hours after tomorrow's ceremony. they are taking over tolls and there are a few ways of paying the new tolls. the first is fast track which
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will remain place or you can do a pay-as-you-go which will be a kiosk. drivers who doesn't choose any of those options will have them photographed with security cameras and the bill will be registered to the vehicles. they are working together to free a hawk caught on a utility pole . the pore guy was stuck and wildlife emergency services were called about a hawk with accord tangled on its foot 30 feet above the ground. they tried to get a worker there to free the hawk and it was reunited with its family there. we will show you a bizarre
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video. >> and our meteorologist will show you how much rain will come and how much we will get, stay tuned for more.
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. nobody was hurt when a tree fell on a large area. the tree had been dealing with heavy rains and wind this weekend. no rain like that and we'll see some changes this week. >> we need the rain but the question is how much will we get. we look outside in san francisco where the winds are blowing and it's a westerly breeze and the transformation is taking place and san francisco is already feeling
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it. we are 5 degrees cooler than where we were and take a look at fairfield and antioch. we are still 2-degrees above where we were yesterday and the on shore breeze is back and that's already cooling us down. low clouds will be returning to the coast seeping into the bay and as we return to the area, i expect low clouds for the morning drive. cooler temperatures are in store for the second half of the day and a cool damp pattern as we get into mid-week wednesday. the ridge of high pressure is beginning to weaken and high clouds are over hid and if you look ahead, there is a few high which ispy clouds and still to the north, i point -- which ispy clouds and this will be breaking down the ridge of high pressure over the next few hours and we will begin to see a cooler air mass in place and
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cooler air mass is beginning to work its way in and low clouds are forming as well. this is what i expect around the bay area and around the east bay and perhaps down into san jose, for the afternoon high clouds and filtered sunshine and notice how thick it is. we will be dry nor monday -- for monday and on tuesday it drops out of alaska and it will continue the on shore breeze and by wednesday we are beginning to see the rain over southern california and pop up along the coastline. it is not a lot but it will be unsettled and we will have a few sprinkles thursday and sunday and as we move into easter weekend. cooler temperatures, 46 in oakland 43 san rafael 43 mountain view and for the mid- afternoon areas like novato, 64
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is a san rafael. 63 in antioch and antioch right now is in the lower 70s. 63 pleasanton and 66 in san jose, the extended forecast, morning clouds followed by a cooler pattern, monday and tuesday and a possibility of a few scattered showers, thursday and friday a better chance will arrive and we have our best chance of getting some rain and that will move in but the computer models are in disagreement of how much we'll see and when of course. >> but it is -- the easter bunny better be waterproof. anthony adams announced his retirement in a slightly different fashion today. >> i am retiring today...
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>> reporter: he put this recording at a white castle and he is known for his sense of humor and that reputation followed him as he moved on to the chicago bears. >> and he goes out and brings a smile to everyone. ncaa basketball tournament produce last minute heroics. and this is the first time with the women's ncaa tournament, sports wrap is next. we're here! we're going to the park! [ gina ] oh hey, dan! i really like your new jetta! and you want to buy one like mine because it's so safe, right? yeah... yeah... i know what you've heard -- iihs top safety pick for $159 a month -- but, i wish it was more dangerous, like a monster truck or dune buggy!
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. good evening everyone and welcome to the sports wrap. they have a bit of a test in their opening game today against tulsa and the cardinals were at home facing the 16 seeded. gold end hurricanes were tied at the end of the first half and they had a put back. but stamford came out in the second half and took the early lead and they had a move down low, she gets a move despite the foul and cardinals did not trail after this. it was part of the onslaught on to a 14 point game and the man yourty goes into it, and she gets two more and stamford goes on to win it, 32 and 2. they next face the winner of michigan villanova and a day with some kind of finishes we
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come to expect and they paired it down to 16 and 10 seeded iowa state, giving them all they wanted. >> they said if they can't, they will get down to 3 and a half minutes and cyclone failed by 2 as they hit this, i stayed in front and the buckeyes call add time out with 29 second left, they decided to go for up with more shot but it was that perfect. owes celebrates the final 16 and arizona awaits the buckeyes. tom crane and seeded indiana faces tumble finding him underneath for the hoosiers. they are tied with 6.5 minutes left and it is a long 3. it was
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back and forth down the stretch and temple needs to stop. he hits the three with indiana and hoosiers had a pair of 3s syracuse is next up for indian in >> >> two of college basketball programs meeting in the south region where it was top seeded kansas against north carolina. he had his 300th career win and it looks like he might not get it, he flies in tar-heels up to an early leave and it was half- time and them in the second half. big man jams down two of his 16 and the tar-heels win by 20 points in the second half and win 07--- 07-58. gators get the winner of san diego state florida gulf coast.
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brennan said allan had been fired and the school spokesperson said this was not true. he typically would meet to evaluate the season and that meeting has yet to happen. he wanted the out and said he had been misdiagnosed. that team was a pair of hosters. punto got around from eric young but there was no defense for this. jet was a blast with a runner on. this tie is the game and they got going at the plate had 4 runs and then got a 5th home run of the year and they go on
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to win and they have to figure out where to put it in the lineup. they scored 7 through 9 innings and they are 5-4 over the angels. still to come on this early sports rap. we will show you what to be a moment on the gilmore concourse. we will be back in a moment. hello?
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. when you race against guys you are bound to have a few you are not crazy about. tony stewart with 12 laps to go and on a restart, he would not let him by. remember that moment, they are on the final lap and they are battling for the lead with hamlin, busch goes up and busch runs away with the first win of
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the year but there is damage left behind him. take a look, you can see how hamlin hit the wall, got out of the staggered to the car and he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. he sorted out how he felt about the blocking manpower and pagano -- blocking maneuver and pagano came in 6th. meanwhile they had the first race of the indie car season and j.r. got a little too close to the wall and ended up a little over will powers. hill brand was finished and he is considered to be the next rising star and now he has his first career win. and tiger would have been able to regain it for the first
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time in two and a half years. no drama for sergio garcia but he provided an entertaining moment located on the putt and he took a double bogey and on the 9 hole he later withdrew. he took his approach to the green and this worked every time the ball spins back into the hole for an eagle, it was not much of a factor with 9 strokes back. tiger woods took a two stroke lead into the day an increased it to 3 and then it started raining in florida when they say rain, they mean rain and tiger woods was tied. we had an ncaa wrap up tonight -- we have an ncaa wrap up